Complete schedule of events


8:30-9:30 Registration/Social/Light Breakfast in Chase Community Center

9:30-10:45 Welcome, orientation and introduction to conference with:

Melissa Scanlan (conference host),

Sherri Mitchell on why we are here; from healing the wounds to localizing

Chuck Collins on root causes and why solutions can help build resilience

Christine Hanna on stories of hope and inspiration happening now

10:45-12:05 Explanation of Breakouts, One-minute Presentations, and Breakout Session #1

12:10-1:20 Lunch

1:20-2:00 Frances Moore Lappé: “From Ego-mind to Eco-mind”

2:00-3:00 On the Ground Panels

How Cooperatives Build Stronger Local Economies

Money and Building Local Abundance

Healing the Wounds of Turtle Island

Class, Race and Ethnicity: Oppression, Community, and Action

3:10-4:25 Breakout Session #2

4:30-5:15 Systems View Panel with Frances Moore Lappé and Susan Clark “Is This What Democracy Looks Like?”

5:15-6:30 Free time… can include: Yoga class (runs from 5:15-6:30 in Hoff Lounge); meditation (Belfry meditation room), labyrinth walk on back lawn behind Yates Commons, lobby resources, or chill and connect.

5:45-6:30 Reception/social gathering with wine/beer in Yates Commons

6:35-7:45 Dinner

7:45-9:00Program in Oakes 012 (overflow into Oakes 110) includes showing of the new film Dancing with the Cannibal Giant and dialogue with people featured in the film



7:00-8:15 Yoga class in Hoff Lounge

8:00-8:45 Registration/Social/Light Breakfast in Chase Community Center

8:45-9:00 Welcome and Orientation, Sherri Mitchell and Chuck Collins

9:00-9:45 Network Session: Jonathan Rosenthal (New Economy Coalition), Nina Smolyar (New England Resilience and Transition), Ruah Swennerfelt (Transition Town US)

9:45-11:00 Explanation of Breakouts, One-minute Presentations, and Breakout Session #3

11:10-12:10 On the Ground Panels

Place-based Healing: Connecting Human and Ecosystem Health

Bringing the Food Economy Home: Local Farms and Food Justice

Transformative leadership: Youth Perspectives on Community and Economy

Appropriate Scale in a Localized World:  A Conversation About Technology

Shrinking Our Economic Footprint: Beyond the Paradigm of Growth

12:15-1:25 Lunch

1:25-2:10 Helena Norberg-Hodge “Localization and Diversity: Addressing the Roots of Ethnic, Racial and Religious Conflict”

2:10-3:20 Breakout Session #4

3:25-4:25 Systems View Panel: Gus Speth, Helena Norberg-Hodge, and Jim Tull “Building the Localization Movement: Where Do We Go from Here?”

4:25-4:30 Wrap-up and gratitude